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From: Florian Weimer <>
To: Aleksa Sarai <>
Cc: "Michael Kerrisk \(man-pages\)" <>,
	pgajdos <>,, linux-man <>,
Subject: Re: openat2.h location (openat2.2)
Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:41:35 +0200
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (Aleksa Sarai's message of "Wed, 1 Jul 2020 08:33:48 +1000")

* Aleksa Sarai:

> On 2020-06-30, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) <> wrote:
>> [CC += Aleksa, linux-man@]
>> Hello Petr,
>> I'm bringing Aleksa, the creator of the system call, into CC.
>> Aleksa, the issue is that the header file (<openat2.h>) documented in
>> the manual page that you sent does not (yet) exist (and the bug
>> reporter therefore suggests that the manual page should say to include
>> <linux/openat2.h>.
>> I'm guessing that there is (or was) a plan to add a <openat2.h> header
>> file to glibc. What is the status?
> Yes, Florian asked me to put the openat2 definitions into a separate
> header (openat2.h) so that it could be just copied by glibc rather than
> having to do any more hacks around <fcntl.h>.

We still need to document the original *at functions. 8-( That's a
precondition for adding openat2 (which should come with its own
documentation right from the start).


> I guess those plans haven't come to fruition yet? I'm fine with telling
> users to use <linux/openat2.h> in the meantime.

If we include <linux/openat2.h> from the glibc header, the transition
should be unproblematic because there won't be any multi-definition


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2020-06-30 19:35 ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2020-06-30 22:33   ` Aleksa Sarai
2020-07-02  9:41     ` Florian Weimer [this message]

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